Our Recruitment Process

UK&I Early Careers

There are just four stages to our recruitment process, each designed to bring out your skills, talent, and potential. Please click on our Current Vacancies button to view live roles.

CV Application

All applications are managed online. You can find live opportunities posted right here on our website. When you find a role of interest, all you need to do is hit apply.

We’ll then ask for a CV, some basic personal details and a few questions. Cover letters are not mandatory.

Online Testing

Depending on the role you apply for, your online testing may vary. We use a range of tools to help us understand more about you and your native abilities.

The most common is our SJT (Situational Judgement Test). This test helps us understand more about your natural behaviours and thought process. There’s no time limit however we recommend you don’t overthink it and go with you gut.

Video Interview

The third stage in our application process involves a one-way pre-recorded video Interview.

Video Interview plays an important role and helps us get to know you on a more personal and professional level.

In this stage you’ll be asked a series of short questions with a set time limit to respond to these. You will also have the option to re-record your answers.

Assessment Centre

Depending on the role you will either attend a group Assessment Centre, or a Final Stage Interview.

Assessment Centres typically lasts a few hours or a full day depending on the number of assessments.

Typical activities that you can expect include:

  • Introduction to the team
  • Group activity
  • Networking with previous students
  • 1on1 Interview
  • Individual exercises 
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Application Tips

Discover how to ace your application.

When you find a suitable role of interest, all you need to do is hit apply. We’ll then ask for a CV, some basic personal details and a few questions. Cover letters are not mandatory.

All applications are managed online.

Our Top Tips:

  • Use Google, Linked in and the Experian Website to research ahead of an application.
  • Format, grammar and layout are important. Take the time to build a strong CV fit for purpose.
  • Show passion for the opportunity you’re applying for. If you can’t convey this consider whether you’re applying for the right role.
  • Check the application deadline on the company website. Don’t miss this.
  • Utilise your Employability team. Many Colleges and Universities have a dedicated team to help you with applications. Use them!

Depending on the role you apply for, your online testing may vary. We use a range of tools to help us understand more about you and your native abilities.

Here’s a summary of our most common tests and what they’re used for:

Situational Judgement Test (SJT): This test helps us understand more about your natural behaviours and thought process. There’s no time limit however we recommend you don’t overthink it and go with your gut.

General Ability Test: This test helps us understand your problem-solving and critical reasoning capabilities. Examples of the tasks faced during this exercise include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating arguments
  • Analysing scenarios
  • Working with data
  • Mathematical computation
  • Interpreting graphs and tables
  • Drawing logical conclusions

This test lasts around 30 minutes and is best taken in a quiet, distraction free environment.

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ): This questionnaire  helps us understand your style and preferences to see how they align with a job role. For example: “Are you more of a sweet or savoury person?” It does NOT assess your ability. There’s no time limit however you must answer the questions honestly. The OPQ can measure consistency and accuracy so it is within your best interest to be truthful.

We will confirm to you which tests you may complete during your application process - you may not receive every one of these assessments.

Our Top Tips:

  • Have suitable equipment nearby (Pen, paper, calculator and phone where appropriate)
  • Read the instructions throughly. Do you have one test to complete? Two? Be clear on what you're being asked to action.
  • Keep an eye on the time, try your best to complete each exercise. 
  • If you make a mistake, don't dwell on this. Simply move onto the next task.
  • If possible, try out some free practice apptitude and/or behavioral tests to become more comfortable.

Video Interview plays an important role and helps us get to know you on a more personal and professional level.

You’ll be asked a series of short questions with a set time limit to respond to these.

If you’d like to practice ahead of your application please click here to complete our mock video interview. This interview is not monitored so you won’t receive any feedback, however it will show an example of what’s to come and make you feel more comfortable. During this you will have as many re-takes as you like.

Our Top Tips:

  • Ensure you're in a distraction free, quiet environment. 
  • Never sit behind a window, this will create bad downward lighting. Instead, use a lamp or face a window where natural light will work to your advantage.
  • Surroundings! We want to see you, not your clothing collection or stellar bedding. Test being on camera and consider what others will see in your background.
  • Body language is noticable during this phase. Remember to smile, nod, listen and take an interest when someone is talking to you.
  • Keep a bottle of water nearby.
  • Check your laptop, camera, and microphone work the day before your interview.

If you reach this stage, take a moment to applaud your success. Depending on the role you will either attend a group Assessment Centre, or a Final Stage Interview.

Assessment Centres typically lasts a few hours or a full day depending on the number of assessments. Typical activities that you can expect include:

  • Introduction to the team
  • Group activity
  • Networking with previous students
  • 1on1 Interview
  • Individual exercises 

Our Top Tips:

  • Refresh yourself on the company, role and opportunity avaliable.
  • Thoroughly read your invitation and know where you need to be, and at what time.
  • If you are unclear on something, simply ask. Don't wait until the day to flag issues.
  • Review your CV and consider examples where you've showcased transferable skills.
  • Prepare for your interview and role play appropriate responses.

We’re committed to ensuring all individuals can apply to Experian. If you need any support or reasonable adjustments please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also email us your contact details and we’ll get in touch (earlycareers@experian.com). Everything you say will be processed in full confidence and will not impact your application.

We look for students who are

Intellectually curious

You will love to learn. To discover how things “tick”. You will ask questions and not be afraid to challenge the status quo.

Driven to deliver

To excel and take pride in your work. To meet deadlines.

Willing to contribute

You will get stuck in and contribute ideas. We know you’ll make mistakes (everyone does!) but you will continually evolve. 

Proud to collaborate and be yourself

You won’t be afraid to help others. We want to see the authentic you, and to support you in delivering with integrity. 

Accountable

To safeguard our future. To represent our brand. To do yourself and Experian proud.